With all the information that is rolling on the internet about fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed sometimes and not know what are facts and what opinions. Here are some common frequent questions that we are asked and that maybe at some point you believe.
Paused reps are an incredibly simple, brutal and effective tool in your strength and conditioning arsenal. Essentially - you’re completely stopping in any part of the lift (note stopping, not slowing down). People often use them in off seasons (when they aren’t competing) to build strength in the end ranges by forcing us not to “bounce” out of reps and improve positional strength. Once we’ve addressed these weak points of a lift - you’ll see your numbers shoot through the roof!
The faster that you understand and implement the notion that movement = rehab and rehab = movement, the faster and longer you will be pain free and unrestricted in your movement. Range of motion affects movement Movement affects structure Structure determines strength Strength determines performance If any of these links are broken the potential for injury is increased and your potential for performance is decreased. When your body is moving well, your mind will be unrestricted, and vice versa. Unrestricted movement will be the key to unlocking an unrestricted mindset.
Did you know that 98% of injuries can be prevented? The reason most people get injured in the gym or during training is not because they drop a barbell on their head or run into a pole, it’s because of 1 or all 4 of these reasons. ⠀
Olympic weightlifting is not just beneficial to athletes or weight lifters but also a great weapon to include in your everyday workouts as well. Whether you are trying to improve your performance, improve your body composition, or just wanting a new type of training, Olympic weight lifts are something that almost anyone can include in their WOD. We Olympic lift because they are the two movements which encompass the highest combination of the 10 physical skills and physiological attributes in one expression of movement (which we want to possess on our journey to reaching our true athletic potential).
Healthy doesn’t have to mean boring! In fact, so much food we love is good for us. Nutrition may be difficult sometimes, but with a little planning and preparation, it doesn’t have to be. The BBB nutrition philosophy is to “eat high quality foods in the right quantities for your goals”, ensuring that our members find the perfect mix of health, vitality, body composition and performance.
One of the most common questions we get asked by a new member in the gym is whether or not they need to supplement their diet with a protein powder, how it will affect their body composition / performance goals, and which other supplements they should take. So here’s the science.
Winter is on its way, which means you have 2 options. You can either let it consume you, eat like the world’s ending, let yourself go and stack on 5kg of extra warmth, (resulting in having to work twice as hard through Spring to get it back off). Or you can keep on top of your body composition and enjoy the confidence of rocking a lean and performance-driven frame all year round. The best part is, you don’t have to give up your social life or miss out on your favourite winter comfort foods in the process. Here’s some of our top tips on maintaining a lean physique (even when it’s hidden by layers of peacoats and denim jackets)
Health refers to regular metabolism in the absence of sickness. Which is great. You could be a healthy individual with no sickness. But how much wiggle room do you have? Fitness on the other hand, is an extension of health. Still in the absence of sickness and great blood/metabolic markers, however, now with an increased ability to express the 10 physiological adaptations with more efficiency.
Rather than thinking of foods as “good” or “bad,” we should reframe the question to: “Is this particular food suited to my goals at this time?” Are you aiming to eat for health or are you aiming to eat for body composition? This does two things. Firstly, it acknowledges and reinforces your goal. Secondly, it then puts that food/meal in the context of your goal.